Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Two for Two's
Preschool (3-4 year olds) *
4K (4-5 year olds) *
Kindergarten/First Grade
Second/Third Grade *

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings and to download and print an application. Be aware that space is limited and some classes may have wait lists. Classes indicated with an asterisk (*) currently have openings.


  • For the entire month of September, Mulberry School is the "School of the Month" at The School Shop (1224 Towanda Plaza, Bloomington). For every transaction made during the month of September, Mulberry School will receive $0.50. Please spread the word and help support our school!
  • Two for Two's begins on Friday, September 4.
  • There is no school on Monday, September 7 due to the Labor Day holiday.

We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon

September 1, 2015

maraWe have a great opportunity for any volunteers interested in helping to raise money for the school by volunteering at the We Care Twin Cities half marathon events.


First Day of School

August 20, 2015

Welcome back to a new school year! Across the board, we saw smiling faces and heard laughter. It’s going to be a great year at Mulberry School!

Here are some highlights from the first day:



School-Wide Beautification Day

August 15, 2015

We had a beautiful day for our second School-Wide Beautification Day. Thank you to everyone for all of your help. The school looks awesome and we appreciate ALL of you, including those of you who helped out last weekend. Mulberry parents are the best!

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Back to School Splash Party

A great time was had by all at the Back to School Splash Party at Tipton Spray Park! Thanks to the Board of Directors and teachers for organizing the event, and to Ms. Christine and Melissa for bringing the yummy treats!



Mulberry Mulch Party

August 3, 2015

On Saturday we had a Mulch Party at Mulberry School! We moved 20 cubic yards of mulch in a few hours. We had eight parents participate: Jason Reblando, Pete Terrence, Louis Bosquet, Wayne Winders, Jason Cotner, Ryan Gathright, and Greg Kocourek.

Thank you to our parent volunteers for helping to make the playground safer and control weed growth!



Mulberry Spirit Wear

July 30, 2015

Your family will have an opportunity to purchase or order a variety of Mulberry Spirit Wear at registration (August 4). Please have all order forms turned in no later than Friday, August 21.

Mulberry class colors are as follows:

  • Green – Two for Two’s
  • Yellow – Preschool
  • Blue – K-1st
  • Red – 2nd-3rd

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Mulberry School does not discriminate against any individual in regard to student admission, financial aid, or employee hiring, based on race, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law.